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Films that made you cry

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CaroDane Sun 11-Aug-19 13:41:41

We watched The Light Between the Oceans last night, and both ended up sobbing at the end of it ! Brilliant film but very sad. What films have made you cry ?

grandmac Thu 15-Aug-19 11:09:02

Bambi and Dumbo when I was about 4!
Most recently The Light between Oceans, book and film.
But many others over the years. The Divided Heart, Midnight Cowboy, Gladiator, Sophie’s Choice and really almost anything with children in it! Even tv adverts!

LinAnn52 Wed 14-Aug-19 21:52:08

I remember going to see Soldier Blue at the cinema when I was a student. Cried all the way home in the bus. I was the same after Love Story.

Granless Wed 14-Aug-19 16:19:38

Born Free with Elsa the Lioness. Sob is more appropriate.

Shelagh6 Wed 14-Aug-19 13:11:40

‘Brooklyn’ - makes me feel Irish whilst an Irish woman living in England!

melp1 Tue 13-Aug-19 23:25:11

Whistle down the wind
Love Story
It's a Wonderful Life.

Joyfulnanna Tue 13-Aug-19 20:26:55

Aww Minnie I loved that too

glammagran Tue 13-Aug-19 20:15:54

Peaseblossom 💐

LadyGracie Tue 13-Aug-19 20:10:13


Magrithea Tue 13-Aug-19 18:50:13

Roseanna's Grave - I watched it on a flight and had to sit twisted towards the window at the end so the person I was sitting next to couldn't see me crying (I was travelling alone).

Minniemoo Tue 13-Aug-19 08:47:31

Les Miserables ... Bring Him Home

olliebeak Tue 13-Aug-19 08:47:07

Oh yes - just seen that grannydarkhair mentioned 'Ethan Frome' and others have also mentioned 'Schindler's List' - how could I forget those two - BOTH with Liam Neeson in the lead role.

olliebeak Tue 13-Aug-19 08:43:52

Mandy (little deaf girl starring Mandy Miller)
Incredible Journey (original 1960s version)
Dumbo (original version)

Saggi Tue 13-Aug-19 07:15:51

Shawshank Redemption

HiPpyChick57 Tue 13-Aug-19 05:05:06

The end of mama Mia 2. Dd (17) and me sat on sofa sobbing.
Les mis. When Anne Hathaway sings “ I dreamed a dream” it just breaks me.
Schindler’s List.
The boy in the striped pyjamas.
How to train your dragon 3 (no I’m not kidding)

BradfordLass72 Tue 13-Aug-19 01:00:15


Inn of the Sixth Happiness about Gladys Aylward's life was another tear-jerker.

I was very privileged to meet and speak with her when she came to Bradford.
I was a teenager and very impressed by her courage as at that time, I too dreamed of being a missionary to China.

I don't know if the baby in her arms (George) was the young man she brought with her to St. George's Hall but he was a fine looking boy.

fifeywifey Tue 13-Aug-19 00:17:08

Midnight Cowboy. I watched this with my boyfriend who was terminally ill. It was the last date we ever had.

gmarie Mon 12-Aug-19 23:15:10

Oh, Juliet27 and MiniMoon, I don't know how I skipped Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet when I made my list! Best friend and I saw the movie 5 times. The last time we were sitting outside at the drive-in and started sobbing during the music in the opening credits! grin These days I tend to go for comedies and more uplifting fare. I cry too much about things going on in the real world these days...

Minniemoo Mon 12-Aug-19 23:00:26

Born Free ... just the music starts me off

B&W film about Pit Ponies. One called Flash I think ran back to his little spot in the pit as a fire raged. Broke my heart

Life for Ruth

Mandy Miller films

Fly Away Home

The Angry Silence

Evie64 Mon 12-Aug-19 22:53:56

Anniebach, yes! Sophie's choice. WHAT a film. Meryl Streep at her finest. As others have said, of course, ET. I cry at anything vaguely happy or sad actually. Always blub my way through Long Lost Family as well.

Snowbell Mon 12-Aug-19 22:37:16

The original Railway Children when Jenny Agutter cries "Daddy, my daddy!"

pmh73 Mon 12-Aug-19 22:22:23

YES. One of my earliest memories of watching black and white TV on a Sunday afternoon in the sixties. Also crying with laughter at some films. The bit when Micheal Pallin stutters in A Fish Called Wander. no offence to anyone with a stutter.

Juliet27 Mon 12-Aug-19 22:18:42

Oh yes minimoon - Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet. I cried all the way home after that.

Eloethan Mon 12-Aug-19 22:15:25

Someone mentioned Shadowlands. I'd forgotten that one. It's really sad.

Nanny27 Mon 12-Aug-19 21:32:03

Truly madly deeply has me in tears every time. Juliet Stevenson playing that piano and crying is enough to finish me off.

grannydarkhair Mon 12-Aug-19 21:13:37

Have cried buckets during many of the already mentioned films, plus The Good Earth, Jean de Florette, Ethan Frome and Toy Story 4.